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where another was robbed and beaten. massland remained in the hospital and had several brain surgeries. the question, are they connected? >> having two violent robberies within four blocks of each other causes you to think that that can be connected. >> reporter: there are similarities. it happened in the same area, it was dark out and remember that someone used massland's credit card? the victim in the most recent case said his attackers jumped into a four-door silver car. look closely at the car in the picture. >> i think he was at a friend's apartment. >> reporter: the council member is concerned about others being attacked in the area, he plans to ask all late-night establishments to warn residents to be safe as they walk home late at night or early in the morning. this business has placed a news report about the assault on its door. >> we have to really let the
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patrons know that you have to walk in groups. until we, you know, get a handle on this. >> reporter: meanwhile, back to the man attacked here on tuesday. we're told he was in town a few days for an internship program, one he attends with a swollen lip and cut near his eye. again, police don't want to talk about whether this incident here was connected to the massland case but they would say over the labor day weekend, there were 40 robberies throughout the district. when we asked for an on-camera interview, they declined. >> thank you, matt ackland. day two of the democratic national convention. now, the weather looks like it's causing a little bit of trouble again. originally, president obama's speech tomorrow night was going to be outside. now, that has changeed going inside. craig bosswell live in charlotte tonight. craig, i guess you would agree a little bit of a rent in the
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dnc plan here. >> reporter: certainly. seems to be starting to get around that, will. and they getting underway here. the delegates buzzing about first lady michelle obama's speech last night. the energy is gearing up to former president bill clinton's speech tonight. you're right, the big news is the change of venue for president obama's acceptance speech tomorrow night. president obama arrived in the tarheel state a day before. the dnc decided to move the address inside the arena because of a possibility of severe thunderstorms. it was planned to be held outdoors at the bank of america stadium. >> it requires adjustments. 75,000 people were going to be there and 25,000 can be here. and i am sure that they have that figured out and they will do an excellent job with it. >> reporter: last week, bad weather forced republicans to change their convention
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schedule in florida. rnc cancelled most of the opening day program because of hurricane isaac. meanwhile, first lady michelle obama followed up her primetime speech last night with nighings today. >> find the nearest battleground state and find time there and can you make calls to your home to a battleground state. if can you afford it, write a check and if you haven't maxed out, max out. >> reporter: tonight, former president bill clinton will take center stage. many democrats are counting on his popularity to give president obama a major boost. the former president's placing president obama's name into nomination. they're trying to figure out, the dnc is trying to figure out what to do with the 70,000- something people ticketed for the bank of america stadium event. they're thinking they will have some event down the road, will. >> and a lost us remember the drama between clinton and the obama camp in 2008.
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hillary clinton did not become the nominee. any nervousness you're hearing about his speech tonight? i am sure they want a copy of that speech. >> reporter: they haven't gotten a copy of the speech yet. that was a frosty relationship and a lot of people calling it the october or november thaw and the dnc is insisting they're on the same page and that remains to be seen. more than likely they are and you're right. the 2008 campaign, very, very frosty relationship for the years after that. >> and counseling on his popularity. craig, thank you so much. and. the nation's debt technically passed the 16 trillion mark on friday, but the u.s.'s treasury clock lags the last banking day, august 31st. that accounts for the $25 billion jump in a single day. republicans went after the president at the size of the debt over at their convention last week.
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mitt romney is in vermont today. he's staying at his former lieutenant governor's home, ohio senator rob portman will play president obama in the mock debates. portman was reportedly on the short list for romney's vice presidentual picks and he served in the same role for senator mccain in 2008. meanwhile, congressman paul ryan is in iowa stumping for votes and reminded his audience about the national debt standing at $16 trillion also toppled them what he expects from tonight's major speech. >> we're going to hear from president clinton tonight in charlotte. my guess is we'll get a great rendition of how trippings were in the 1990s but we're not going to hear anything about the last four years. >> conservative groups announce they're shelling out almost $13 million in new ads spending to run new ads during the democratic national convention. two d.c. police officers are accused of trying to intimidate a man for taking
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cell phone picks of police action and illegally taking the guy's phone. john henrehan has more from the newsroom. what happened out there? >> reporter: there has always been some tension between police officers making arrests and photographers, media and civilian photographers trying to capture what is going o. the courts consistently ruled if the takedown is happening in a public place, anyone can take pictures and now that almost all phones have a camera function, it's happening a lot. on july 20th, earl staley ii was walking near mlk avenue and raleigh street in southwest washington when he observed d.c. police officers beating the driver of a motorbike. >> and different police officers were their and looked like they were punching him. i got my camera ready to go and look at what was going on. >> reporter: at that point, a vice officer chest bumps him
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and other spectators and a second vice officer. >> reached over my back and grabbed my phone. he takes my phone from me and said i am not getting it back. it's illegal of me to take pictures of them while they're on the scene. >> reporter: this incident in southeast washington happened one day after d.c.'s chief of police cathy lanier issued a general order reminding policemen that under the first amendment of the constitution, citizens do have the right to photograph police activity happening in public and only a watch commander or other supervisor at the scene can authorize the seizure of a camera for evidence purposes. the american civil liberties union helped staley foil a lawsuit against the officers and the police department. >> people have a right to photograph the police. you can't tell them not to, you can't block their view and can't take their camera. >> reporter: when he went to the 7th district police station, he got his camera phone returned but later discovered the memory card in
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it was gone. >> three years of pictures. my daughter's about to turn four years old now. three years worth of pictures gone down the hole. >> reporter: the chairman of the fraternal order of police thinks the lawsuit is a temptest in a teapot. >> we have hundreds of thousands of interactions with residents and tourists and citizens every year and the aclu has been able to produce two occasions the last five years where we supposedly interfered with or took the camera from someone. >> reporter: the fop's chris bowman told us that he doubts some of the specific allegations in this lawsuit. one of the two policemen named in the suit e-mailed us saying he hasn't seen the complaint so he can't make a comment. the city is a defend in this state. the police department referred all questions to the city's attorney general where the spokesman said that the attorney general's office is reviewing the complaint and has no comments at this time. the lawsuit is seeking monetary damaging. >> all right, i know you will continue to follow the case for
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us. thank you. new details in the nationwide hunt for a woman accused of producing child porn. the hunt is over. this woman was arrested in oregon. forty-year-old michelle freeman and her husband, 39-year-old michael freeman. they turned themselves in after learning someone identified michelle as the jane doe suspect. they were both arrested on child exploitation charges. at national transportation safety board released a preliminary report on a deadly csx train derailment in ellicott city. two women were killed and the report found the train was traveling 25 miles an hour, the correct speed limit for trains in that area. the report doesn't know the cause of the derailment. it could take as long as a year and a half to determine how that happened. a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit costa rica this morning. the u.s. joey logical survey said it quit 90 miles west of
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the capital san jose, rattling buildings, trees, and light posts there and there are reports of one death from heart attack. a tsunami warning was issued for costa roque pete pannessama, and nicaragua. and back here at home, other hot and humid afternoon. it looks blue and gary nick grady is in the weather center. who what can we expect? >> and this is a broken record of a weather pattern, hot and humid. we may have a couple of spotty showers out there and some thunderstorms, to and we switch over to that and we'll zoom in. you can't see because of the bug there and i have ways to zoom n. we're zooming n. culpeper county, fauquier county -- they're to the west of remington and to opal and most of this is to northern culpeper county in southwestern sections of fauquier county and
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that is not moving at a great deal of speed but moving to the east-northwest and this has a lot of heavy rain in it and has some lightning, too and with lightning comes thunder. we will watch this continue to move through southern sections of warrenton and into prince william county and monasses and maybe this will hold together and quickly to sentinel radar, i want you to see the bigger picture. more of the same and that is coming up this evening. shawn. >> gary, thank you. crews began taking down trees along wisconsin avenue in chef chase today. the maryland state highway administration cut the trees because they decaying, making them a hazard and could cause them to fall into the roadway. the crews will close the northbound lane tomorrow and friday. they expect to have the job wrapped up by friday evening. a vicious attack in a private lake. an elderly woman was going for
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a swim when she was attacked by a beaver. hi, will, fox 5 and dr. oz teaming up with howard county college of medicine to check the health of the district. the results on the other side of the break. 
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. it's been an exciting and busy day at howard university in northwest d.c. 1,000 people are getting free physicals from dr. oz, part of his first to
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help people become more performed -- informed it about their own bodies. laura, how are things out there? >> reporter: it was quiet moments ago and things are just wrapping up and they giving each other high fives. he's been mobbed all day long by people and now he's mobbed by the doctors as they're wrapping up. everyone is saying great job, great job and they seeing 800 patients all day long and this is an enlightening day, seeing the patients suffering from everyone from everything from high cholesterol to diabetes to high blood pressure and fog 5 viewers got to see dr. oz or one of these wonderful howard university medical college of medicine volunteers. doctors, student doctors or nurses today. it's been a very, very long day and this is why they giving high fives to each other. they worked hard giving 15- minute free physicals to the
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800 people who have been through her today. they looking at five key markers. cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, waste side -- waist size and weight. the report card is shocking. dr. oz said it himself he feels it's shocking. first of all, he said, 2/3 of the people who came through here are not sleeping l and that number is higher than in other cities and leads to higher blood pressure and higher weight. they also found that young and old people are smoking n. most places, they're finding that young people are giving up the smoking but in d.c., the young people and older people are smoking. also, d.c. broke all records as far as weight is concerned. two out of three people are overweight in the district. only one in five people are of normal weight. dr. oz said all of this, knowing that is very powerful in these patients.
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listen to what he had to say earlier. >> the good news is washington, d.c., does a great job with cholesterol and people are empowered. they feel like they can have hope. and -- with hundreds of people. the first question i get asked is what do die about it? how die fix it? this is a celebration. >> reporter: in all of this, shawn and will, tells us how important it is to get regular checkups. a lot of the people who came through here and found they had elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure didn't realize that they had a problem to begin with. they were surprised and they're given the information they need to work on the issues. again, a lot of celebrating going on as they wrap up their day and they have made a lot of differences and a lot of people's lives and we're going to have a complete wrap-up at 10 and another checkup, check- in with you guys at 5:45 and hearing more from dr. oz and
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from a patient who went through one of the physicals today. >> and if the smiles are any indication of what went on, it's a huge success. >> yeah. >> and another remindder to get a good night's sleep. >> a warning for people living in the lake bar croft community in fall's church. a beaver that attacked an 83- year-old woman yesterday tested positive for rabies. karen gray houston spoke with a good samaritan who came to the rescue of the victim. she's back now from fairfax county with all of the details. karen. >> reporter: well, you know, that woman must have been terrified. the beaver bit her several times and latched on and won't let her go. she was treated for rabies as a precaution before it was on on the tests came back. the beaver is euthanized and that attack is the talk of the neighborhood. normally beautiful and tranquil, turns out things can get wild on peaceful lake
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barcroft. >> we have beavers and they can be very destructive. i have lost a number of saplings, small trees. >> reporter: we didn't see beavers but they're common enough because there are pictures all over the internet. the woman was swimming in the lake when she had the encounter. this is the fisherman that came to her rescue. >> help me, help me, come quick. help me, it's got my leg. git up on shore. it won't let go and she had a metal walking stick and did not -- she fought it off and gouged it in the eye with the walking stick. >> reporter: mid-afternoon, there was no one on the lake. and after a warning posted in a community e-mail that took some residents by surprise. >> and do not go in the water. someone was bitten by an animal. >> reporter: officials say beaver attacks are rare and there was one by a rabid beefer in lake anna last year. the people around here said they had seen a beaver behaving
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strangely before the latest incident and some curious residents took pictures of the animal after it was euthanized. the blue thing is the net the fisherman threw over it. the fisherman said the beaver attack lasted about 30 minutes and that happened after the woman was climbing out of the water. it continued as she was sitting on the dock and that it partially gnawed off part of her thumb. he doesn't hate beavers, he hates rabies. >> a 30-minute attack. thank you. >> how itenning. >> sounds like a bad dream. it was for that woman. thanks. a life look outside new again and -- a live look outside right now. >> it was sticky. i was swatting mosquitoes. a lot of us hope for example a break and sounding like we have to wait awhile. >> yes. and coming up in just a bit,
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there is some nice relief coming our way. >> yeah. >> and something to look forward to. >> yeah. >> okay? >> be patient, right? what is that? >> be patient. >> very, very good. yes, and especially when batting the mosquitoes out of the way. and let me show you again, we go back to sentinel radar and this is out of culpeper county and into fauquier county and this is going to get into prince william county and there is some rainfall rates, up to two to three inches of rain per hour and that is a very, very strong storm there and, again, it's between warrenton and remington. if we go in closer here along highway 28, and, again, very, very heavy rain in that red. and that is moving over to
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prince william county and do dunphries, dale city, woodbridge and places like that and over across the river and if it holes together, it will cross over the river into southern county and parts of prince georges county and listen. in terms of where we have been, look at the temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s and that doesn't tell the whole story and this is up to 74 degrees, oppressively humid out there and the feel's like temperature is 92 in up to and in monasses for now, feels like 96 and you will cool off. again, be patient. there is some good stuff around the corner. >> thank you, see you soon. remember, you can check the weather any time with the fox 5 weather app. download it on your droid, iphone or. >> i joy pad and find it on the
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website, apparently old oil is walk up on the shores in louisiana after hurricane isaac and officials are new testing the oil to see if it's left over from the bp oil spill. there was a large matte of tar on one beach and concentrations of tar balls on nearby beaches. the officials say it's too early to say if it's the result of the 2010 explosion of the deepwater horizon rig. still ahead on the side, the parents of a boy with autism say he was stuck on a school bus for hours and now he's they're suing. why the ride was longer than it should have been. >> if you have a story idea, call us on the tip line or send us an e-mail to president clinton: this election to me is about which...
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. a florida mother is angry that her son who has autism,
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spent three hours on the bus ride from school. he was on the bus longer than normal. the school officials are blaming a substitute bus driver who got lost. >> special needs kids. our childs can't say. he might say my dad when he he drives by here but he would never be able to say you missed my stop, this is where i'm supposed to go, that is my house, you know. those are things he doesn't normally be able to do. >> they want a copy of the bus's surveillance video but may not be able to because florida state law said that the identities of the other kids on the bus have to be protected. now the family is suing. the school district said the incident was unacceptable and dispute how long it took to get the boy home from school. the ntsb wants airliners to have ground collision warning systems and that is recommendation coming after several airports -- they want a system to let pilots see the
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. day two of the democratic national convention is underway. tonight's keynote speaker, bill clinton. mark plotkin is live in charlotte tonight and always great to see you. i understand the democrats just changeed their platform. bring us up to speed.
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>> reporter: it's really interesting, shawn. shows how fast they can remedy what they consider a political miscalculation and in past platforms, the democrats have said that jerusalem is the capital of israel. and that was omitted this time and then right at the start, they amended the platform to include that provision. obviously, they're worried about jewish voters and felt this omission had to be corrected. >> let me ask you about another big thing. bill clinton is to speak tonight. people are riding high after michelle obama's electric performance on. her speech last night what sort of message -- what is the job of bill clinton tonight? what does he need to say? >> reporter: he's placing his name in nomination. this has never been done before. a former president actually placing his name and given that honor. this is his seventh appearance
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and bill clinton, barack obama needs clinton to appeal to more moderate white, small-town or rural departments. >> let me ask you about that. he's going to have to compete tonight. we know the nfl kicks off with the cowboys and playing the giants. won't some of that audience be watching the football game? >> that is a good point, shawn. i think bill clinton is a speaker of great magnitude and i said it before and i will say it again. i think he can probably make better the case for barack obama's election than barack obama can himself. that is what they needed. they feel he appeals to a constituency that obama can't real. and in the end, these guys are politically pragmatic and they want the people that liked bill
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clinton. his approval rating is 69%. the president's rating is 49% around that area. they obviously feel that bill clinton coming out front and supporting president obama in the most visible way will translate into votes that is votes that barack obama can't get on november 6th. bill clinton will bring those votes to him. >> all right, fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. it will be interesting to see the ratings tomorrow how this worked out. thank you very much, we'll see you later tonight. >> thank you. >> i can honestly say that when it comes to his character and his convictions and his heart, barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all of the years ago. >> as we mentioned, first lady michelle obama receiving rave reviews for her speech last night. she talked about how she and president obama were raised and how that translates into the way he leads.
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she has an -- the wives have an important role humanizing the husbands and making them more real to the voters. did she do a better job than romney's wife ann? we're joined with someone someone with an answer this morning on fox 5 morning news. >> reporter: think ann romney did an excellent job. if everything was not relative in politics, she would have gotten an a. compared to the speech michelle obama gave last night, i think she fell short. she did a good job demonstrating her husband had some degree of likability, a quality missing. indeed after the convention, the likability gap closed a bit. but last night, what michelle obama did is said if you trust your husband and trust him, be patient. >> jennifer went on to say mrs. obama's stories were more relatability to will american family and the middle class experience. working to reduce the spike in attacks on foreign troops by afghan security forces, officials in afghanistan have rounded up hundreds of soldiers and they taking additionalak.
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fox's greg palcott has more details from london. >> reporter: officials in afghanistan say hundreds of afghan soldiers were detained or discharged. the move is part of the investigation into the military forces after a surge of insider attacks on western ally troops known as green-on-blue attacks. the afghan defense ministry calling the attacks a serious matter of concern for them and the entire afghan government. this concern was expressed by the president of afghanistan and all of the afghan security forces were ordered to use all of their resources in hand to prevent those kinds of incidents. >> reporter: the news conference is divided into three australian troops killed by a man in afghan uniform returned home. australia's not mincing the words calling it murder. >> at the end of a long day of training they were defenseless and that is an absolute requirement if afghanistan is going to give the top security we all want it to have. >> reporter: increasing blue-on-
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green attacks killed 45 international service members this year, most americans. there were at least 12 much is attacks in august alone results in 15 deaths. coalition officials say 25% had confirmed or suspected links to the taliban and officials say the militants sometimes infill rate the ranks of the army and police and are believed to coerce or persuade legitimate members of the afghan security forces to turn on their coalition partnerships. nato officials say that additional measures to try and prevent such attacks could include strengthening the vetting and screening process, more counterintelligence and more cultural awareness rating. astronauts aboard the international space station ventured out for a spacewalk. the details are still ahead. also ahead, mcdonald's plans to open up two new vegetarian restaurants. where they will be popping up and why. and why. 4g lte has the fastest speeeeds.
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. two astronauts performed an important spacewalk at the international space station. a crew replaced a power switch that failed a few days ago. it managed to knock out some of the station's electrical sources. they used what looks like a toothbrush to clean the switch's bolts. today's spacewalk is expected to last more than eight hours. a full work day. one of the longest spacewalks on record. when on the on a fast food chain synonymous with the big mac is going meat free. it's not around here. mcdonald's plans to open two vegetarian-only restaurants in india last year. it will include a sandwich with a mashed potato patty
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. a health alert for millions of americans with high blood pressure. a new study shows nearly half of people diagnosed are not using affective treatments. this is how it breaks down. the cdc said 22 million people with the condition chose not to
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have any medication or are receiving poor treatment. another 14 million people don't even know they have it. if left untreated, high blood pressure can result in a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. blood pressure is one of the many things being checked by dr. oz in d.c. today. all day long, he's been giving free 15-minute physicals to people who signed up over the past month. let's go back now to howard university and to laura evans. 800 people showed up? >> 800 people showed up and it was the best turnout of all of the cities they covered and they have covered many on this tour. and that was great. they were very, very impressed and they were breaking down and just kind of giving themselves pats on the back for a job well- done and did this great service for the district. 800 viewers came through and learned a lot about their
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health and the dr. oz and his team and the medical volunteers here at howard university college of medicine learned a lot about the state of health here in the district and, unfortunately, not all of it is good. people tested here on five key factors: cholesterol, blood pressure, waist size, waist, diabetes and those were the five. some people coming through here haven't had a checkup in awhile and didn't realize that they had a problem. others came in for a second opinion. one woman was tested by dr. oz and she was told that she has high blood pressure. >> are you surprised by that number? >> today, yes. i haven't eaten anything. >> anything at all? >> have you had high blood pressure before? >> yes. just recently this year, my doctor diagnosed me with high blood pressure. it runs in my family, actually. i'm the youngest. >> okay. >> and i found out that all of my siblings have been on high blood pressure medicine all of their lives. i didn't know anything about it. >> you didn't know it?
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>> i'm finding out that it runs in my family. >> first off, i'm so happy. now you know your number. i am happy you asked your relatives about the fact that they had high blood pressure. the most important thing is now you that know the number and that, you know, supposed to be under 140 over 90, yours is way above what is acceptable. now that we know that, the key goal for us to give you advice to get it back down naturally. >> and her husband came in as well. many people learning what they need to do with the information they learned here today and back to you now. we'll have a wrap-up on the report card for d.c. tonight and on the news edge at 6 and on fox 5 news at 10. back to you. >> thank you, laura. and it was a hot day out there for folks to be going down. >> and what a hot and muggy week. >> yes, indeed. >> and i have what you're looking for. >> okay.
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>> and it's going to stay hot and muggy and more haze in the air. and what we see, of course, we zoom in there and that is the washington monument, the sun and shadows to the left. that is gorgeous, the sunshining there and there is that mixture of -- mixture of clouds and sun and this is what the doctor orders and this is going to be nice. things have changeed for the weekend, probably for the better, to be honest with you, and into next week, it looks real, real nice, the next few days. temperatures in the 70s and lots of sunshine, coming up in just a second on the seven-day and this is the cluster of showers, thunderstorms raining good down here and there is nothing for the metro or to the north and west. we'll zoom down tighter and this is out of culpeper county
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and this is mostly into central and southern parts of faulkier county and across the own area now. heavy rain. two to three inches of rain per hour and good thing this is moving or we would be talking about a flooding potential. and, again, a lot of lightning in this and there is warrenton. can you hear the thunder and you're not getting the rain right now. remington, you're right in this and the man of this is north to culpepper and tracking to the east, 15, 20, 25 miles an hour and that is going to bring it here into southern sections of prince williams county, northern parts of spotsylvania county there and stafford county, and along the i-95 corridor, woodbridge, dale city and to triangle and quantico as well and that is coming in your direction. 85 now and that is humidity up
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there. 96 in town and for monasses and quantico and this evening, exactly where it was the last few evenings. the satellite and radar. you so this cluster of showers and thunderstorms here? and that is some riminants of hurricane isaac and this is being watched now for some propical developments and that is unusual. most --tropical developments and that is unusual. most is to the south and a cluster of thunderstorms to the west and this is in some good shape. tomorrow evening, 5:00 and notice the spotty thunderstorms and a few spotty thunderstorms coming up on friday and for the most part, friday looks good and don't -- tonight, we're down to 73 and tomorrow, 90 degrees. get through the next few days, we cool off on saturday, 85 and still some showers and thunderstorms. eighty on sunday and looking at
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next week, monday, tuesday, wednesday, upper 70s. >> all right. >> i'm looking, looks good. >> can't talk faster than that. donovan mcnabb hanging up the football helmet and cleats to pick up the microphone. he signed a deal to join the nfl network as a broadcaster, specifically on their playbook show. mcnabb had a successful 12-year career. he led the philadelphia eagles to win five november championship games before joining the redskins in 2010. he ended the nfl career in 2011 with the minnesota vikings. the redskins took to the practice field today in preparation for their season opener on sunday into new orleans against the saints and four days until the robert griffin era. the third begins. lindsay murphy is live with an update for us. >> reporter: thank you, shawn. robert griffin 3 talked for 15 minutes following today's practice and that his whole family is from new orleans, of raised there and he's expecting from 30 to 50 family members to be at the game. he's paying for seven, though, because the others were or are
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saints. he expectsbos and expects cheers in this game. a big game for rg3. the first redskins rooky to start week one since the debut in 1961. griffin appeared in three preseason games, completing 20 of 31 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns. he's excited and nervous but that everyone gets nervous and anxious does. it feel different now that you preparing for the real thing in. >> i didn't think i would. i feel different. i feel like the guys -- and this is real. i think everyone's working and knowing that stuff counts. this is going to count and hopefully we can get the victory. >> from the starters and everyone. this is a sense of urgency and you want to start the season off with a loss. you want to put stuff in the bang right now. later in the season, it's important if you have a great start and, you know, better for
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us through the season. after having -- especially against the saints who is a perrennule on perennial play- off team. brandon merriweather will miss the season opener against the saints because the sprained ligament in his left knee and had a setback on monday and could be out for two to four weeks. that is a blow. the team just lost r jackson to a suspension. >> we'll be we'll be watching. thank you. let's go to brian bolter for a look at what is next on the news edge six. >> spending scandal. a new policy at the metropolitan washington airport authority amid a trail of criticism. on the second night of the democratic national convention, all eyes are focused on former president bill clinton. that is not even the biggest news. we'll explain. and taste test. a new healthy lunch menu judged by students in one local district. those stories and more on the news edge at 6. see you then. 
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. the fate of drew peterson is in the hands of an illinois jury. they're deliberating whether the former illinois police sergeant murdered his third wife cathleen savio. this afternoon, jurors requested another look at pictures of her body at the murder scene, specifically for those showing bruces and scratches. peterson plead not guilty to murdering her in 2004. if convicted, he faces a maximum 60 years in prison. popular children's author judy bloom announced he has breast cancer. the 74-year-old opened up about her diagnosis on the blog today. shed she underwent a maspecificmy and reconstructive surgery. it was not detected by a mammogram or regular physical exam because she has dense breast tissue. her message to all women, get a sonogram. thank you for joining us at 5. >> the news edge at 6 starts
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now. the news edge starts with turbulence at the metropolitan washington airport authority. the agency cracking down on itself after reports of lavish travel, questionable contracting practices, and what some view as a sweetheart deal for a former board member. bob barnard has all of this. bob? >> reporter: the airport's authority board and senior staff have, for a long time, done their work under the radar. there is a great deal of scrutiny lately, including from the obama administration. chiefly because of the way emwa has been exposed doing its business. >> it's sort of an old boy's network working here. >> reporter: it was a contentious meeting of the metropolitan washington airport's authority, and it's all volunteer, unpaid board of directors. >> because we basically have beenville fewed in the media -- been
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